Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) has been critical of pharmacy benefit managers, saying they've "ripped off" Ohio taxpayers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Louisiana, Nebraska, and Ohio.
Last week, social media buzzed with a report from an Israeli newspaper that scientists had discovered "a complete cure for cancer" that would hit the market within a year. Here's why that claim is almost certainly false—and how news outlets got hoodwinked into covering it anyway.
While anyone would agree that providers' decision to stay or leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program should be based on a multitude of factors, it's important to not overlook the legal implications of that decision. To learn more about what that might entail, we connected with John Steren of Epstein Becker Green who provided his take on the decision that providers face and offered some key points to keep in mind moving forward.
The medical workforce is aging, but to date, there's no clear guidance surrounding when a physician is too old to practice—leaving the often uncomfortable task to hospitals and the physicians themselves to self-evaluate, Paula Span reports for the New York Times.
Following widespread media coverage of "surprise" medical bills at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), the hospital—which does not contract with any private insurance plans—on Friday announced that it would suspend balance billing for 90 days in order to determine a new approach.